Maybank Singapore has launched a certified course on future-ready skills, called the Maybank FutureReady Certification Course. The curriculum has been developed in partnership with Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) and accredited by the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF).
This customised 10-day course is part of Maybank Group’s S$10 million FutureReady digital upskilling programme for all employees.
Speaking at the launch ceremony at Maybank Tower on 22 April 2019, where the MoU between Maybank Singapore and NYP was signed, Dr. John Lee, Country CEO and CEO of Maybank Singapore, said the course supports the upskilling of employees in practical and strategic ways.
"We provide them time off work to immerse themselves in a classroom setting to pick up new skills in using data to help in decision making, human-centred design, cybersecurity and agile methodologies," he explained.
L-R: Maybank Singapore’s CEO, Dr. John Lee; CEO of IBF, Ng Nam Sin; NYP’s Principal and CEO, Jeanne Liew
The course will be held at NYP and delivered by its lecturers. More than 300 Maybank Singapore employees will complete the course in batches over the next two years, constituting over 15% of its workforce.
Jeanne Liew, Principal and CEO of NYP, noted this course was part of a series, wherein further courses will be in key areas such as data analytics, design thinking and cybersecurity, contextualised for the financial services sector.
She added: "Coupled with the rise of the experience economy, competition and ever pressing cyber risks, the need to stay current is now more urgent than ever. We believe these courses will help prepare the employees of Maybank Singapore for these challenges."
Ng Nam Sin, CEO of IBF, was also present at the MoU signing, where he noted Maybank has utilised IBF's six-pillar learning framework in developing the curriculum.
The first intake of Maybank employees began their lessons in late March, and will take weekly lessons over 10 weeks to complete the course, receiving certification for their newly-honed skills in end May.
Since 2018, Maybank has embarked on its FutureReady upskilling programme across the group, introducing a blended learning approach including e-learning, mobile learning, and face-to-face contact training through certification programmes.
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